Metropolis, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 6,133 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 2,863  (46.7%)
Females: 3,270  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62960.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,415 (it was $25,371 in 2000)
Metropolis:

$34,415
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,164 (it was $15,967 in 2000)

Metropolis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,750 (it was $50,500 in 2000)
Metropolis:

$80,750
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $737.

March 2019 cost of living index in Metropolis: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.7%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents, 53.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Metropolis, IL (2010)
    • 5,63586.2%White alone
    • 5348.2%Black alone
    • 1622.5%Two or more races
    • 1392.1%Hispanic
    • 350.5%American Indian alone
    • 250.4%Asian alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone

Races in Metropolis detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Metropolis, Illinois as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Metropolis is 187 to 1.


Crime rates in Metropolis by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(62.3)
6
(92.8)
3
(46.8)
7
(108.3)
5
(76.5)
7
(109.1)
6
(91.5)
11
(167.8)
2
(31.0)
11
(170.8)
6
(94.5)
6
(95.4)
8
(128.2)
7
(115.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(62.3)
9
(139.1)
0
(0.0)
7
(108.3)
3
(45.9)
32
(498.9)
29
(442.3)
3
(45.8)
1
(15.5)
4
(62.1)
3
(47.3)
2
(31.8)
9
(144.3)
2
(32.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
46
(716.3)
42
(649.4)
35
(545.6)
50
(773.5)
40
(611.6)
6
(93.5)
4
(61.0)
41
(625.3)
34
(526.7)
25
(388.1)
30
(472.5)
28
(445.2)
25
(400.8)
24
(395.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
92
(1,433)
67
(1,036)
60
(935.3)
61
(943.7)
42
(642.2)
50
(779.5)
37
(564.3)
22
(335.5)
31
(480.2)
39
(605.4)
52
(819.0)
50
(794.9)
64
(1,026)
68
(1,119)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
242
(3,768)
199
(3,077)
204
(3,180)
255
(3,945)
219
(3,349)
226
(3,524)
174
(2,654)
233
(3,553)
174
(2,696)
228
(3,539)
228
(3,591)
185
(2,941)
299
(4,793)
273
(4,493)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(233.6)
10
(154.6)
12
(187.1)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
2
(30.5)
7
(106.8)
3
(46.5)
3
(46.6)
12
(189.0)
10
(159.0)
16
(256.5)
18
(296.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.6)
3
(46.4)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.6)
4
(62.4)
1
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
2
(31.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(48.1)
1
(16.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)481.5484.7354.2529.9376.1452.4366.2447.2279.9420.5400.4360.9510.1462.8

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City-data.com crime index in Metropolis, IL

Crime rate in Metropolis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (20.3%), American (15.8%), Irish (10.4%), English (8.3%), Italian (3.4%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/06/1873

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 5.01 square miles.

Population density: 1,225 people per square mile   (low).

Metropolis, Illinois map

87 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,451 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,195 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (86.0 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (128.7 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brookport, IL (2.4 miles ),
Joppa, IL (2.7 miles ),
Paducah, KY (2.8 miles ),
Lone Oak, KY (3.0 miles ),
Massac, KY (3.0 miles ),
Hendron, KY (3.0 miles ),
Kevil, KY (3.2 miles ),
Woodlawn-Oakdale, KY (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.15 N, Longitude: 88.73 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Home of Superman

Daytime population change due to commuting: +465 (+7.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 903 (41.1%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Metropolis, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Metropolis, IL in 2017
Metropolis satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $15,600
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $15,600
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $106,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Metropolis, IL residents
Average permit cost in Metropolis, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Metropolis, IL
Historical housing units in Metropolis, IL
Most common industries in Metropolis, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Utilities (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Metropolis, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Metropolis, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Metropolis, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.186. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.186
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Metropolis-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Metropolis city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 9/22/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Metropolis-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from Metropolis center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from Metropolis center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 124.1 miles away from Metropolis center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Massac County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Metropolis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Metropolis:

  • KRYPTON (502 WEST 8TH STREET)
  • LOURDES HOSPICE (600 MARKET ST)
  • MASSAC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 28 CHICK STREET, PO BOX 850)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR SK N FACILITY (2101 METROPOLIS STREET)
  • METROPOLIS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (2299 METROPOLIS STREET)
  • SOUTHGATE HEALTH CARE CENTER (900 EAST NINTH STREET, PO BOX 843)
  • FMC - OF METROPOLIS (20 HOSPITAL DRIVE)

Airports located in Metropolis:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metropolis:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 8 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,107)
  • Murray State University (about 44 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 46 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • John A Logan College (about 46 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 48 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 57 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 69 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)

Public high schools in Metropolis:

  • MASSAC COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 662, Location: 2841 OLD MARION RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SAFE SCHOOL ROE2 (Location: 1102 W 10TH ST, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Metropolis:

See full list of schools located in Metropolis

Library in Metropolis:

  • METROPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $115,035; Location: 317 METROPOLIS STREET; 38,185 books; 1,055 audio materials; 1,176 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 240 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • I would like to add Calvary Fellowship Baptist Church on the site! We are a church located in Metropolis on 12th Street!
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church located at the corner of 6th and Metropolis Street is the oldest church in Metropolis and is not shown on your listing of churches. The Pastor is Dr. Bobby L. Logan. The church is very active with the downtown churches in the Advent Walk, Vacation Bible School, Walk Through the Bible, and many other activities. They also host the only youth gtoup in the community and surrounding area that offer the Dowel Rod Ministry a very exciting and impressive program where they share their faith. Any questions regarding the church and activities, please feel free to contact the church at 618/524-2307. added by Judi

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Metropolis: Frontier Picnic Area (A), Long Knife Picnic Area (B), Musketeer Campground (C), River Forest Picnic Area (D), Massac County Courthouse (E), Metropolis Public Library (F), Massac Memorial Ambulance Service (G), Metropolis Fire Department (H), Good Samaritan Nursing Home (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Metropolis include: Broadway Church of Christ (A), Cherry Street Pentecostal Church (B), Eastland Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Missionary Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Immanuel Baptist Church (G), Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witnesses (H), Mount Horeb Freewilll Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sevenmile Creek (A), Massac Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Metropolis include: Lincoln Park (1), Memorial Park (2), Massac Forest Nature Preserve (3), Fort Massac State Park (4), Franklin Park (5), Washington Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Hambrick Jim (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 715 Market St).

Hotels: American Inn (1502 West 10th Street), Best Western Metropolis Inn (2119 East Fifth Street), Days Inn (1415 E. 5th St.).

Birthplace of: Oscar Micheaux - Film director, Betty Foss - Baseball player, Joanne Weaver - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Buddy Hall - Pool player, Jean Weaver - Baseball player, Annie Malone - Fashion businesspeople, John Riegger - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 6/13/63), John Steele (paratrooper) - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Ben Taylor (first baseman) - Baseball player, Hawk Taylor - Baseball player.

Massac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
195 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
79 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Metropolis in 2000:

  • 266 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in institutions for the deaf

Banks with branches in Metropolis (2011 data):

  • The City National Bank of Metropolis: The City National Bank Of Metropolis at 423 Ferry Street, branch established on 1908/07/01; I-24 Branch at 2070 East 5th Street, branch established on 2005/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $343.7 mil, Deposits: $271.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: City National Bankcorp, Inc.
  • Banterra Bank: Metropolis Branch at 101 West 8th Street, branch established on 1895/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • MidCountry Bank: Metropolis Branch at 522 Market Street, branch established on 2006/11/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Metropolis:

Marital status in Metropolis, IL
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Metropolis:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Metropolis
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Metropolis, IL (based on Massac County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,72437
Mainline Protestant1,8089
Black Protestant3634
Catholic3001
Other892
None5,145-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Massac County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Massac County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Massac County:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Massac County:

13.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.7%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Metropolis:

19.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.5%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

58.4%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Metropolis:

77.4%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Metropolis, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 20$56,950$34,1700$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$61,200$43,2000$0
Firefighters 13$57,800$53,3540$0
Water Supply 13$42,075$38,8380$0
Local Libraries 6$10,710$21,4206$2,550
Electric Power 6$27,200$54,4000$0
Police - Other 5$12,750$30,6000$0
Financial Administration 2$4,305$25,8300$0
Sewerage 2$5,993$35,9580$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,996$35,95212$1,700
Judicial and Legal 1$8,075$96,9000$0
Fire - Other 1$4,148$49,7765$102
Parks and Recreation 1$2,321$27,85214$6,800
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$8,075
Totals for Government 88$296,523$40,43547$19,227

Metropolis government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,652,000 ($269.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($19.24)
    Regular Highways: $98,000 ($15.98)
    Water Utilities: $87,000 ($14.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($7.01)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($4.73)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,673,000 ($1251.10)
    Central Staff Services: $2,496,000 ($406.98)
    Police Protection: $1,675,000 ($273.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,629,000 ($265.61)
    Water Utilities: $1,568,000 ($255.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,206,000 ($196.64)
    Sewerage: $1,001,000 ($163.22)
    Financial Administration: $473,000 ($77.12)
    Libraries: $465,000 ($75.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $401,000 ($65.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $295,000 ($48.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000 ($38.32)
    Air Transportation: $150,000 ($24.46)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($7.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $1,626,000 ($265.12)
    Benefit Payments: $1,054,000 ($171.86)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $651,000 ($106.15)
    Withdrawals: $118,000 ($19.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $552,000 ($90.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $148,000 ($24.13)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,839,000 ($789.01)

Metropolis government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,221,000 ($199.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $346,000 ($56.42)
    Other: $102,000 ($16.63)
    Air Transportation: $42,000 ($6.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($6.69)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $796,000 ($129.79)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $42,000 ($6.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $30,000 ($4.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $194,000 ($31.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $920,000 ($150.01)
    Interest Earnings: $116,000 ($18.91)
    Rents: $72,000 ($11.74)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,636,000 ($1408.12)
    Water Utilities: $1,320,000 ($215.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,501,000 ($1223.06)
    Other: $282,000 ($45.98)
    Highways: $190,000 ($30.98)
  • Tax - Property: $1,456,000 ($237.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $439,000 ($71.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $32,000 ($5.22)
    Other License: $17,000 ($2.77)

Metropolis government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,320,000 ($1845.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,740,000 ($1751.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $580,000 ($94.57)

Metropolis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,546,000 ($252.08)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,079,000 ($1317.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,739,000 ($446.60)

3.91% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McCracken County, KY  1.25% ($31,478 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, IL  0.37% ($43,350)
Businesses in Metropolis, IL
NameCountNameCount
Baymont Inn1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Motel 61
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 82
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Metropolis:

  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNTX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BROOKPORT, IL; Owner: DANIEL S. STRATEMEYER)
  • WDXR (1450 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metropolis:

  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • W221BB (92.1 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BD OF REGENTS MURRAY STATE UNIV)

TV broadcast stations around Metropolis:

  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Metropolis fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Metropolis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 945ft / 288mTotal length
  • $975,000Total costs
  • 290,950Total average daily traffic
  • 76,186Total average daily truck traffic
  • 260,585Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Metropolis, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 231970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Metropolis, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Metropolis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Metropolis, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Metropolis)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Metropolis)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 87. The highest number of fires - 126 took place in 2004, and the least - 59 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Metropolis, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.8%), and Outside Fires (39.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Metropolis, IL
    • 59139.8%Structure Fires
    • 57939.0%Outside Fires
    • 29219.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 231.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Metropolis, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Metropolis, Illinois:

  • Metroplis Inn, Exit 37 US 45 & I-24 Rt 3, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-3723
  • Super 8 Metropolis, 2055 E 5th St, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 , Phone: (800) 566-9970, Fax: (618) 524-8624
  • Comfort Inn, 2118 E 5TH St, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-7227, Fax: (618) 524-9708
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1415 E Fifth St, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-9341, Fax: (618) 524-4327
  • Amerihost Inn Players, 203 E Front St, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-5678, Fax: (618) 524-2225
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Metropolis, Illinois
Most common first names in Metropolis, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15176.1 years
Mary14379.0 years
James11571.0 years
John10378.4 years
Robert9172.2 years
Charles8871.9 years
George5577.8 years
Helen5281.0 years
Dorothy4875.1 years
Ruth4680.0 years
Most common last names in Metropolis, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5277.1 years
Anderson3977.9 years
Johnson3579.2 years
Williams3477.1 years
Jones3375.9 years
Miller3276.6 years
Bremer3175.6 years
Brown3078.0 years
Laird2978.3 years
Korte2980.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Metropolis, IL
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Metropolis, IL
  • 54.4%Utility gas
  • 44.7%Electricity
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Metropolis compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Metropolis on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
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